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By Kristin Ellison | Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Drawing Challenge in Action: Day 11

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Our Design content manager Kristin Ellison takes on our 21-Day Drawing Challenge and lets you see the daily results.

Today Von challenged us to draw a monster.

By Kristin Ellison | Friday, August 15, 2014

Drawing Challenge in Action: Day 10

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Our Design content manager Kristin Ellison takes on our 21-Day Drawing Challenge and lets you see the daily results.

Today Von challenged us to fill up a full page with our doodles.

By Kristin Ellison | Friday, August 15, 2014

How to Improve a Product Shot in Photoshop

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This week in the Pixel Playground, Bert walks us through how to improve a product shot in Photoshop. In this case, it’s by pulling the pouch closer to the corkscrew so it’s clear to buyers that they’re sold together.

By Kristin Ellison | Friday, August 15, 2014

Drawing Challenge in Action: Day 9

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Our Design content manager Kristin Ellison takes on our 21-Day Drawing Challenge and lets you see the daily results.

Today Von supplied us with four photographs: a house, espresso machine, airplane, and headphones.

By David Blatner | Thursday, August 14, 2014

How to Extract Word Document Images from InDesign

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InDesign automatically embeds any images in your Microsoft Word document inside your layout.

It’s a nice feature, but the problem is the embedded images don’t live anywhere on your computer. They aren’t editable and they also make your InDesign file much larger than necessary.

So in this week’s episode of InDesign Secrets, I offer a simple way to extract Word document images from InDesign and get them onto your hard drive where they belong.

By Kristin Ellison | Thursday, August 14, 2014

Drawing Challenge in Action: Day 8

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Our Design content manager Kristin Ellison takes on our 21-Day Drawing Challenge and lets you see the daily results.

Today’s challenge was to look at each face on the exercise file provided, study the defined light source associated with it, and then draw the shapes that would form the cast shadows.

I’m looking forward to seeing what Von did with this!

By Kristin Ellison | Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Drawing Challenge in Action: Day 7

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Our Design content manager Kristin Ellison takes on our 21-Day Drawing Challenge and lets you see the daily results.

Yesterday’s task in the 21-Day Drawing Challenge was to draw something we’re passionate about.

By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Photoshop CC: Focus Area

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Ever wonder just what Photoshop CC has to offer you? The Focus Area command is one of Deke’s favorite new Creative Cloud features—and in this episode of Deke’s Techniques he’ll show you how to use Focus Area to extract a subject from the background of a photograph.

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